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Mick Jagger, right and Ron Wood perform during a  Rolling Stones concert.

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Mick Jagger, right and Ron Wood perform during a Rolling Stones concert.

Never a ‘Real Rock ‘n Roll’ President: Washington Musical Memories

Despite being one of the “buzziest” cities for bands, Washington, D.C., has a somewhat complicated relationship with musicians, according to veteran music journalist and Vanity Fair editor Lisa Robinson. In her new memoir, “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock...

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Tourists inspect the Yoshino Cherry trees in front of the U.S. Capitol on April 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Tourists inspect the Yoshino Cherry trees in front of the U.S. Capitol on April 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Tax Reform in Washington: As Needed, and Slow, as Nationally

Tax reform isn’t gaining much traction in Washington. Yet it’s not only the nation’s taxes that could use another look. Washington’s own taxes are looking fairly archaic, too. The Tax Foundation is encouraging action, based on the District of Columbia...

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A scene from "The City of Conversation" by Anthony Giardina at the Mitzie E. Newhouse, Lincoln Center Theater on April 10, 2014.

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A scene from "The City of Conversation" by Anthony Giardina at the Mitzie E. Newhouse, Lincoln Center Theater on April 10, 2014.

Georgetown Parlors Exposed: The Play is The Thing

Society hostesses in Washington make things happen. They bring the right people together. More legislative business is done sometimes in chintzy parlors than on the floor of the House. Smart Washingtonians, mainly power-grabbing politicians, get that. But a new play...

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

FBI’s D.C. Field Office Run by First Woman, With Eye for Detail

When FBI agent Valerie Parlave recalls the carnage of the Washington Navy Yard, the image that first comes to mind is a bullet-pierced sweater. It was three days after the Sept. 16 shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four...

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Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser gives her victory speech in southeast Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.

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Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser gives her victory speech in southeast Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.

Washington Corruption Yielding a New Mayor

“Corruption has no place in City Hall.” What a concept. Enough, it appears, to turn the mayor of corruption-plagued Washington, D.C., out of office this fall. Muriel Bowser, a 41-year-old D.C. Council member, has run over Mayor Vincent Gray in...

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Biden: Health Insurance is Confusing

It wasn’t quite a “surge” of enrollees. Yet Vice President Joe Biden nonetheless stopped by a Washington, D.C., school that caters to adult English-language learners on deadline day for Obamacare enrollment. Prospective enrollees in President Barack Obama’s health care plan...

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian’s New Secretary: ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’

– Written with Mark Silva and updated March 11 at 12:35 pm EDT David Skorton, president of Cornell University and a cardiologist, will serve as the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the board announced today. This  will be the 13th...

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